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Prepare For Opening Day With MLB Card

Baseball fans can earn some behind-the-scenes rewards.If you’re a baseball fan, you’re probably counting down to Opening Day — April 4 — when the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals help the Miami Marlins christen the team’s new ballpark.

So it’s a good time to look at the MLB Extra Bases rewards credit card.

The card, which is available with the logo of any of the 30 major league teams, can help you earn points toward team merchandise, game tickets — including the All-Star game, the playoffs and the World Series — plus memorabilia and unique experiences, like VIP stadium tours and throwing out the first pitch.

You can also redeem your points for airline tickets and other travel rewards.

Here’s a look at the credit card details:

APR 0% on purchases and balance transfers for first 12 months, then variable; currently 12.99% to 20.99%.
National Average APR 15.00% (source: CreditCards.com)
Annual Fee None
Rewards One point per dollar on all purchases; 15,000 bonus points for $250 in purchases, balance transfers or cash advances in the first 90 days.
Verdict The bonus points offer is very generous, and the regular rewards aren’t bad. Plus the APR is attractive if you qualify for the lowest rate.

You earn one point per dollar on your spending. Redemptions start at 2,500 points.

The best thing about the card is the very generous bonus points offer, which you can earn very easily.

You earn 15,000 Extra Bases bonus points, which is good for $120 cash back, a $150 MLB.com gift card or other baseball merchandise.

All you have to do is make any combination of purchase, balance transfer or cash advance transaction totaling at least $250 within the first 90 days you have the card.

Those who earn more than 15,000 points really get the VIP treatment, from suite seats and player meet-and-greets to league championship tickets and throwing out the first pitch at a game.

The card also has a very reasonable APR if you qualify.

There’s 0% on both purchases and balance transfers for the first full year. After that, the rate rises to a variable rate as low as 12.99% but up to 20.99% if you have weaker credit.

Bank of America issues the card.

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